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Internal Controls Coordinator

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Location: Cary, NC, United States
Date Posted: Mar 18, 2019

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Job Description



Thousands of Caterpillar employees come into work every day. While they perform their daily tasks, they’re really contributing to the work of a powerful global team. At Caterpillar, we know that innovation happens step-by-step, piece-by-piece, person-by-person. Everyone has a vital role to play at our organization. Modest, small projects can grow and evolve into groundbreaking, world-changing technologies, machines, services and more through collaboration and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive work environment.

As an Internal Controls Coordinator at Caterpillar, you will independently coordinate communications from Corporate to Business Cycle, Process and Control Owners including reporting initiatives and updates related to the Sarbanes – Oxley ACT and other compliance and regulatory requirements. You will also monitor its application through independent testing to ensure key controls are working effectively and as intended and the business is in compliance and aligned to corporate and local governance. You will also independently perform staff level accounting functions that deal with accounting issues of normal complexity to support business processes and provide further experience with Caterpillar accounting practices.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop an expanded understanding of Caterpillar’s business and accounting practices, systems and processes

  • Validate adherence to enterprise and local policies and procedures 

  • Provide training to facility personnel and leadership as it relates to internal controls 

  • Perform a high level of compilation with a broad range of analysis work 

  • Review and validate relevant data and data sources 

  • Analyze information and provide feedback 

  • Work on challenging, low to medium risk issues and makes decisions and recommendations as appropriate

  • Development, maintenance and testing of internal controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and controls documentation 

  • Validate systems access for legal entities under the ICC responsibility to ensure there are no conflicts according to SOX expected key controls 

Other possible areas of support could include:
  • Anti-bribery compliance 

  • Exports Controls 

  • Financial/Regulatory Compliance 

  • Fraud 

  • Information Security 

  • Internal Audits


Interacts with multiple functional areas and levels of authority. The ICC can understand complex accounting issues such as:

  • Inventory valuation and inventory count programs

  • Revenue recognition, sales reporting, and shipping procedures

  • Asset management and capital versus expense reporting

  • Account classification

  • Resolving financial reporting problems


Basic Qualifications:

  • 4-year Accounting Degree

  • 2+ years of financial reporting analysis experience or internal controls/audit experience

  • Must be willing to travel to Clayton and Sanford facilities several weeks each quarter


Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Have experience working with SOX compliance, internal controls, or audit

  • CPA/CMA/CIA Certification

  • Demonstrate strong leadership, initiative, inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.

Additional Note: Relocation assistance is available for this position. 

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

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Mar 18, 2019


United States